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  • Occasion Memory Oblivion

    The installation is based on a memory technique described by the Greek philosopher Simonides (556-448 BC). To retain memories, Simonides suggested that you should create a mental construction similar to a house where you mentally place different objects that symbolize that which is worth remembering. My interpretation of Simonides's memory palace is a a simple wooden construction, suspended in the air and lit by a spotlight. The work can be said to reverse a suggested depiction process that runs from thought to materiality. (2014)